Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 02, 2015

National Alumni Day of Service

First Annual National Alumni Day of Service - May 2

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest invites you to join us in a volunteer event at Books for Africa! 

What: An event that supports literacy and education, Dartmouth Alumni of all ages will assist Books for Africa by sorting donated books by subject matter and quality to prepare them for shipment.

As the beneficiaries of the incredible Dartmouth Education, we're excited to support an organization aimed at spreading education across the globe. Learn more about Books for Africa here:https://www.booksforafrica.org/index.html

Who: 20 Alumni of all ages. No heavy lifting!

Where: 635 Prior Ave. N, Suite 100 
             St. Paul, MN 55104

WhenMay 2, 2015 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm

RSVP BY MONDAY April 27 to Vanessa Szalapski  or call (952)200-0523  if you plan to attend. Space is limited so RSVP early!

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Sincerely,

Vanessa Szalapski ‘10
Distinguished Speaker's Chair, DCMW


Nadine Parris ‘06

President, DCMW

Thursday, May 07, 2015

TCAN Event

Spring Theater Night:  Dinner, Drinks & Jericho on Thursday, May 7

 

Join us for a special night of great food and theater!  We will start with dinner and drinks at Chatterbox Pub, followed by the New York Times-acclaimed play Jericho, examining "four thirty-something New Yorkers as they navigate the emotional aftermath of September 11, 2001."  The show and actors are piling up praise from numerous outlets.  Director Warren C. Bowles has graciously agreed to visit with our group before the show.  

 

Time & Location:  Food, cocktails and director’s discussion at 5:30 pm at Chatterbox Pub in Highland Park.  Then walk across the street to the new Highland Park Community Center at 7:30 pm for the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company play.

 

Sponsor:  Amherst and Penn clubs

 

Other Participants:  We are very happy to invite all Ivy/TCAN Clubs*.

 

Guests:  All guests are very welcome!

 

Price:  $28, includes both dinner and discounted theater ticket.

 

RSVP:  Amherst club’s Bobak Razavi at BRazavi@alumni.amherst.edu.  Please reserve your spot by 4/30.

 

Payment:  After you RSVP to Bobak, please:

a) Submit $28 via Paypal to Dan_Rutman@alumni.upenn.edu,   OR

b) Send check to Dan Rutman, Penn Club MN, 6728 Rosemary Lane, Edina, MN 55439.  Please make check payable to Dan Rutman, and write "Alumni Event" in memo.

 

If you have not attended a Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company show before, you are missing out.  Please join us!

 

 

 

*Ivy/TCAN clubs include Amherst, Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, London Business School, MIT, Northwestern, NYU, Penn, Princeton, Michigan/Ross, Smith, Stanford, Virginia, Wharton, Williams, Yale, Interclub, IvyLife, Air Force Academy and Twin Cities PhD Club.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon ’77


Big Ideas, Bold Efforts

President Hanlon
 


Join President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 as he shares how Dartmouth is aiming high. Hear news from campus and enjoy an evening with alumni, family, and friends.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6–8 p.m.



The Marquette Hotel & Windows on Minnesota
Galaxy Room, 50th Floor of the IDS Center
710 Marquette Avenue (7th St. & Marquette Ave.)
Minneapolis, MN

6 p.m. Reception 

  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks, cash bar
7 p.m. A conversation with President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 and Trustee Gail Boudreaux ’82

Register by May 5, 2015 online or call (603) 646-1746.



View directions and venue information.



We look forward to seeing you.

  

Club Update

DCMW Book Awards


DCMW Book Awards
The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient(s) in person.
 
Your contribution can be made in two ways: via PayPal on our Club's website (link below) OR via mailing a check, made out to DCMW, to my address at 5224 Forslin Drive Edina 55436.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes.  Last year we more than doubled the prior year's number of sponsors, with 30 alumni funding 36 sponsorships.  Let's see if we can bring that number up to 50 this year!  Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.

Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81

Book Awards Chair

T-Shirt Drop and Admitted Students Reception



The Class of 2019 T-Shirt Drop and Admitted Students Reception

Thanks again to everyone for interviewing so many candidates for Dartmouth this year. The Admissions decisions will be released on March 31st. Interviewers can access the results on their I-track page on April 1.

Our annual delivery of Dartmouth T shirts to the accepted candidates will be on Thursday, April 2.   We will meet in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.  Please join me at 6:00 pm at Salsa A La Salsa (formerly Boneyard Restaurant & Bar) 2841 Hennepin Avenue South (3 blocks north of Lake Street, across from the Uptown YWCA).  There is a parking lot next to the restaurant.  We'll have refreshments and pass out names, addresses, maps and T shirts for delivery. It is always great fun to meet these students, so please put it on your calendar and help us welcome them to our Dartmouth family.

The reception for the accepted students will be on Monday, April 13th, from5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library on the 2nd floor of the Minneapolis Club, which is on the corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street in downtown Minneapolis (parking in the ramp behind the Club – enter from Eighth Street).

Dennis Ryan '81
DCMW District Enrollment Director

Annual Ice Skating party

Our annual ice skating party at the Lake of the Isles was a blast as usual!  A big thanks to Christi Strauss for hosting us for hot cocoa and other refreshments at her home on the lake.

 

Class of 2019 Admissions Interviewing


Class of 2019 Admissions Interviewing 

The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth received more than 21,000 applications and, after a 10% increase in this year's Early Decision applications, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota. 
 
Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum.  And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted. 
 
In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website 

Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here. 

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions. 

High School Book Awards Program

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient in person.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes. Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.
Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81
Book Awards Chair

Class of 2018 Admissions Interviewing


The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth again received more than 23,000 applications and, while processing is not quite finished, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota.

Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum. And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted.

In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website.  Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here.

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions.

Dennis Ryan recognized by Alumni Council
Each May brings the end to the term of one of the three councilors representing the Club Officer's association and this year sees us bid farewell to Dennis Ryan. Dennis has served both the COA and the Council tirelessly and in great manner for many years, and his contributions have made both organizations much stronger - usually without any heraldry or fanfare. We owe Dennis many thanks and offer him sincere good wishes for the future.
-- From the Alumni Council newsletter